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Latin American classical music is rich, diverse and multifaceted. And yet, Francisco Curt Lange’s observation (see above) is as true now as it was over 80 years ago.

Because of this, the Cayambis Institute (CILASiM) seeks to strengthen the awareness and appreciation of Latin American classical music by developing a full spectrum approach to its creation, performance and scholarship, and in so doing, cultivate bonds of goodwill and unity among the peoples of the Americas. In pursuit of our mission, the Institute provides impactful opportunities to composers, performers and scholars.

To do this, our organization currently maintains a chamber orchestra, the Cayambis Sinfonietta, and to date, has organized two international composition competitions. We also have a special program that Sinfonietta has performed in public schools, and our president has developed a presentation for use on college campuses.

Over time, we will be offering subventions for performers and scholars as well as a scholarship program so that talented Latin American composers will be able to enroll in a graduate program here in the United States. Future projects will include subventions to partially subsidize recording projects in Latin America by performers who desire to record the classical music of their home country.

For more information about our current opportunities click on the images below.

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